July 9th, 2013


Middle class problems

Thing that gets up my nose: Paypal.

I mean yeah, it's a fast, convenient, easy way to pay. Thing is, it's a fast, convenient, easy way to pay that refused to process payments to Wikileaks. Remember that? Yeah, I hold grudges. Or, at least, I don't want to support an organisation that values the ability of governments to silence dissent over open communication. Whether it's possible to donate to the KKK through Paypal, I don't know. What I do know is that I cancelled my account when they stopped payments to Wikileaks and they've been trying to get me to sign up again ever since.

Never mind the complaints I hear from various folks about arbitrary holds put on accounts, privacy breaches, and general erosion of the rights of users over the years. I just don't want to support them.

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Anyway, having made a long story long, the upshot is that I still don't have a phone case on its way. Not exactly a life and death situation, but a niggle just the same. I found a site in Australia, but they only ship to Australia. Everything on Fishpond is a) ugly and b) 'ships from Asian supplier'. I have nothing against Asian suppliers, but I was kind of hoping to find something closer to home. My current case is a knock-off, and it doesn't fit right which is why it broke so quickly.

So, where can I get a phone case that doesn't insist I'm in the US or demand I sign up for Paypal to pay for it, and actually fits my phone?

The burning question of the day, clearly.